Big-Ass Spanish Boat

This story in the Seattle Times snagged my attention not just for the incredible journalistic blunder it involves, but because I grew up in Morro Bay.

It read in part: "On Oct. 18, 1857, the first Filipinos landed on the shores of Morro Bay, California, on a Spanish galleon called the Nuestra Senora de Buena Esperanza, which translates to ‘The Big Ass Spanish Boat.’ " The correct translation is “Our Lady of Good Hope.”

Heads will roll.

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